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Sprite marked it as to-read Feb 25, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. About Shmoop. Like a Stalinist, he tries to convert culture into politics, the first step toward totalitarianism. Like the late Edward Said, he brands every thought he dislikes as an example of imperialism, expressing the West's desire for hegemony over the downtrodden even when oil-rich nations of the Third World. While imitating the attitudes of Said, Dabashi deploys painful cliches. Firoozeh Papan-Matin, Director of Persian and Iranian Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, also criticized Dabashi's characterization of Nafisi, stating that Dabashi's accusation that Nafisi is promoting a "'kaffeeklatsch' worldview In the endpapers is a list of books that are discussed throughout the book.
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Retrieved October 21, Contemporary Literary Criticism. Firoozeh Papan-Matin, IslamOnline, Iran portal Books portal. Vladimir Nabokov 's Lolita Lolita Lolita Lolita, My Love musical Lolita play Lolita opera. Lo's Diary novel Roger Fishbite novel. Lolita " Eat Me, Drink Me. Hidden categories: All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Namespaces Article Talk. Humbert is too controlling and she leaves him for Quilty.
Eventually, discarded, she marries Dick Schiller. Lolita is the epitome of what ifs. What if she had a loving mother who was understanding and patient? What if instead of raping her, Humbert showed her that her promiscuity was not a positive thing?
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What if? He notices Lolita early on in the book when the reader has no idea who he is. Actually--his complete importance is hidden until the very end of the novel , and stalks her. He eventually is able to take a willing Lolita away. He is horrible. He throws Lolita away for reusing to participate in an orgy with other. He is killed by Humbert.
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Charlotte Haze - Lolita's mother and Humbert's second wife. Used by Humbert as a means to get close to Lolita, Charlotte Haze is blind to Humbert's deceptions, manipulations, and attractions towards Lolita, and ignorant as to the severity and danger of Lolita's crush on Humbert. She is over dramatic and not in the least delicate. Humbert refers to her as "fat bitch Haze. It is also notable that mr. Haze as an absent character who is mentioned frequently. He is her deceased husband. She is not so attractive. He marries her to distract him from his lustful thoughts of "nymphs.
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Does not respect, love, or even like her. It is noteable that he feels betrayed and angry when Valeria leaves him for a taxi driver. Both Valeria and the husband die with in the course of the book. Husband- Humbert forgot his name. Calls him Mr. Taxovich calls Valeria "Valechka" from time to time. Humbert sometimes adopts this nickname when referring to his late wife later in the book.
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A Russian Taxi driver. He is "a stocky White Russian ex-colonel with a bushy mustache and a crew cut. She is irresponsible and a drunk. He takes care of her, but is a little embarrassed by her.